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What this year’s big election has in common with the American Revolution

Sunday, July 3, 2022, 7:37 pm | Randy Thomasson

Today, Californians and Americans who want their God-given liberties and constitutional rights restored have much to learn from our U.S. founding fathers.

They knew their free-will liberties came directly from God’s Word, and that good government faithfully recognized and protected these rights.

They recognized evil government as infringing upon their God-given rights, such as “taxation without representation” and numerous other thieving and dehumanizing acts.

And they knew success requires hard work and that freedom isn’t free, so they pledged their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor in launching the Revolutionary War for our sakes.

Here in 2022, when we have more tyrannical government than our founding fathers could imagine, it’s time to be a patriot who sacrificially fights the good fight.

This election season is your opportunity to generate more good votes for good government. Please think of what you can do online, in your neighborhood, your workplace, and your church congregation. It’s time to fight for our rights and our families!

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
Declaration of Independence of the United States of America, July 4, 1776

Kill SB 866: New action steps

Thursday, June 16, 2022, 4:48 pm | Randy Thomasson
Above is a screenshot of the June 16 Assembly floor vote to amend SB 866 by raising minimum age of “consent” from 12 to 15. Thirty-three Democrats initially voted “aye” (yes) to amend SB 866 to make it easier to pass (then five more Democrats added on, bringing the “ayes” to 38). Eighteen out of 19 Republicans voted “no” (but Republican Jordan Cunningham added his “no” vote later) and 3 Democrats voted “no” (Sharon Quirk-Silva, James Ramos, Carlos Villapudua). Abstaining were independent Chad Mayes and 22 Democrats (of these, five ultimately voted “aye” (yes) to amend SB 866: Wendy Carrillo, Sabrina Cervantes, Eduardo Garcia, Adrin Nazarian, Robert Rivas).

UPDATE JUNE 30, 2022: The Democrat-controlled California Assembly has adjourned for a whole month without taking a vote today on the radical anti-parent SB 866. Thank you to everyone who’s called to oppose this terrible bill. You are winning on this pro-family/medical-freedom issue!

UPDATE JUNE 20, 2022: Despite gaining another Democrat member (there are now 60 Democrats in the 80-member California State Assembly), the amended SB 866 was skipped over in Monday’s floor session. BIG THANKS to all who KEPT CALLING. The amended bill has failed its 1st test, but please keep calling below:

TAKE QUICK ACTION. Seize this momentum to kill the radical anti-parent bill SB 866. Realize that SB 866’s unconstitutional, immoral, anti-family Democrat author, Scott Wiener of San Francisco, only amended his bill because he DID NOT HAVE THE VOTES to pass it. This means your phone calls and more have worked!

Scroll down for your new action steps (effective June 16, 2022)

Understand: The amended bill is still bad, because raising the age of “consent” to any and every vaccine from 12 years old in the original bill to 15 years old in the amended SB 866 still obliterates parental consent and informed consent. A minor is still a minor!

SB 866 is wrong because it pretends minors can give “informed consent” to vaccines without a parent’s consent. But children do not have the wisdom, maturity, and brain development to accurately determine risks, including whether they could suffer an adverse reaction from an injection.

Realize this: SB 866 flies in the face of numerous adults-only laws. For example, in California, you have to be 18 years or older to vote, to buy a shotgun or rifle, to buy “medical marijuana,” to enter into a binding contract, to buy or sell property, to marry without parental consent, to sue or be sued, to make a will, to inherit property outright, to consent to most types of medical treatment, to join the military without parental consent, to get a job without a special work permit, to serve on a jury, to donate blood without parental consent, to become an organ donor without parental consent, to apply for credit in your own name, to get a permanent tattoo on your skin, to get your skin pierced without parental consent, to legally change your name, to play the lottery, or to gamble. To claim a child can make adult decisions endangers children.

What’s next: Officially amended on Thursday, June 16, SB 866 can be heard as soon as the Thursday, June 23 1pm Assembly floor session.

3 NEW EASY STEPS = 3 CATEGORIES OF EFFECTIVENESS

1) Call or email your own state assemblymember
2) Call deciding votes (nearly all Democrats)
3) Call Republicans and demand they speak on the floor

SCROLL DOWN FOR STEPS 1, 2, and 3 + CALL LISTS

STEP #1. Call or email YOUR OWN state assemblymember. Tell him or her “You need to oppose the amended SB 866. Children are still children and this is still a radical anti-parent bill. The law recognizes dozens of important things you can’t decide until you’re 18 or 21. SB 866 eliminates parental consent and informed consent. Stand and speak AGAINST this bad bill on the floor, and vote NO!” Click here to find your California assemblymember’s phone numbers and web form

STEP #2: Call the 31 DECIDING VOTES BELOW that we’ve identified by leaving after-hours anonymous voicemail messages (this means calling (no emailing) 7pm to 8am, and weekends).

Tell them, “Oppose the amended SB 866. Children are still children and this is still a radical anti-parent bill. The law recognizes dozens of important things you can’t decide until you’re 18 or 21. SB 866 eliminates parental consent and informed consent — vote NO.”

If your own state assemblymember is one of the 19 Assembly Republicans, demand they “Stand and speak against SB 866. Don’t ask questions of the floor jockey, but stand and speak to expose the harms of SB 866.”

Tina McKinnor 916-319-2062 and 310-412-6400: The newest assemblywoman and Democrat from the Inglewood/Venice/Hawthorne/LAX area of Los Angeles County was sworn into office on June 20. She needs a flood of phone calls against SB 866 (especially from her constituents, so she fears them more than her Democrat “bosses”).

David Alvarez 916-319-2020 and 619-338-8090: The newest assemblyman and a Democrat from San Diego, he was sworn into office on June 15 and voted with his Democrat “leaders” on June 16 to amend SB 866. However, being new, he’s probably never received a flood of opposition calls on a foundational family issue like this, so please call him.

Blanca Rubio 916-319-2048 and 626-960-4457: She voted yes on the SB 866 amendments; her sister, Susan Rubio, abstained on SB 866 on the Senate floor

Luz Rivas 916-319-2039 and 818-504-3911: She voted yes to amend SB 866; however, she “publicly confirmed no or abstain” on the original SB 866

Mike Gipson 916-319-2064 and 310-324-6408: Voted yes on the SB 866 amendments, but thinks he’s a Christian and might support clear-cut parental rights

Miguel Santiago 916-319-2053 and 213-620-4646: Voted yes on the SB 866 amendments, but used to abstain more, and represents mostly pro-parental-rights Hispanic families

Wendy Carrillo 916-319-2051 and 213-483-5151: She initially abstained on the SB 866 amendments, then changed to voting yes before the end of the June 16 floor session

Robert Rivas 916-319-2030 and 831-759-8676: He initially abstained on the SB 866 amendments, then changed to voting yes before the end of the June 16 floor session. His district overlaps that of Democrat State Senator Anna Caballero, who abstained on SB 866.

Eduardo Garcia 916-319-2056 and 760-347-2360: He initially abstained on the SB 866 amendments, then changed to voting yes before the end of the June 16 floor session. From the sprawling Imperial Valley region with many Hispanic families and running in a new Assembly district.

Sabrina Cervantes 916-319-2060 and 951-371-6860: She initially abstained on the SB 866 amendments, then changed to voting yes before the end of the June 16 floor session. Also initially abstained on AB 2098 punishing good doctors and 2223 permitting infanticide, but then later changed her votes to yes after both bills passed

Adrin Nazarian 916-319-2046 and 818-376-4246: He initially abstained on the SB 866 amendments, then changed to voting yes before the end of the June 16 floor session; he also abstained on medical tyranny bills AB 1797 and AB 2098 on May 26

Isaac Bryan 916-319-2054 and 310-641-5410: He abstained on the SB 866 amendments

Joaquin Arambula 916-319-2031 and 559-445-5532: Abstained on the SB 866 amendments, personally believes in traditional parental rights, and represents mostly Hispanics

Kevin McCarty 916-319-2007 and 916-324-4676: Abstained on the SB 866 amendments, and also abstained on AB 2223 permitting infanticide

Freddie Rodriguez 916-319-2052 and 909-902-9606: He abstained on the SB 866 amendments. Used to abstain on controversial bills.

Jacqui Irwin 916-319-2044 and 805-482-1904: Abstained on the SB 866 amendments. Represents part of state senator Henry Stern’s district, who twice abstained on the Senate side

Tasha Boerner Horvath 916-319-2076 and 760-434-7605: Abstained on the SB 866 amendments, and represents a formerly Republican district with pro-family constituents

Cottie Petrie-Norris 916-319-2074 and 949-251-0074: Abstained on the SB 866 amendments and “publicly confirmed no or abstain” on the original SB 866

Jim Cooper 916-319-2009 and 916-670-7888: He abstained on the SB 866 amendments; he also abstained on AB 1797 creating a state “Covid vaccine” database

Tom Daly 916-319-2069 and 714-939-846: He abstained on the SB 866 amendments. He also abstained on AB 2223 permitting infanticide, and initially abstained on AB 2098 before later changing his vote to yes. Has abstained on other bills over the years.

Al Muratsuchi 916-319-2066 and 310-375-0691: He abstained on the SB 866 amendments, and also initially abstained on AB 2098 before later changing his vote to yes

Brian Maienschein (running in a more conservative district) 916-319-2077 and 858-675-0077: Abstained on the SB 866 amendments and voted no on the original SB 866 in committee

Chad Mayes (former Republican, now “independent”) 916-319-2042 and 760-346-6342: He abstained on the SB 866 amendments; on May 26, he also voted no on AB 2223 and abstained on AB 2098

Chris Holden 916-319-2041 and 626-351-1917 and 909-624-7876: Earlier he “publicly confirmed no or abstain” on the original SB 866; however, he voted yes on the SB 866 amendments

Adam Gray (running for Congress) 916-319-2021 and 209-726-5465 and 209-521-2111: He abstained on the SB 866 amendments and earlier “publicly confirmed no or abstain” on the original SB 866

Timothy Grayson 916-319-2014 and 925-521-1511: He abstained on the SB 866 amendments; he also abstained on AB 2098, punishing good doctors against the “Covid vaccines”

Ken Cooley 916-319-2008 and 916-464-1910: He abstained on the SB 866 amendments; he also voted no on medical tyranny bills AB 1797 and AB 2098

Jordan Cunningham 916-319-2035 and 805-549-3381: He initially was the only Republican to abstain on the SB 866 amendments, however he changed to voting “no” before the end of the June 16 Assembly floor session. He also voted no on the original SB 866 in committee

Rudy Salas (running for Congress) 916-319-2032 and 661-335-0302 and 559-585-7170: Abstained on SB 866 amendments, but earlier he “confirmed no on SB 866”

Patrick O’Donnell 916-319-2070 and 562-429-0470 and 310-548-6420: Abstained on SB 866 amendments, and previous issued public statement promising to vote no on the original SB 866

Sharon Quirk-Silva 916-319-2065 and 714-525-6515: Voted no on amending SB 866 and has “publicly confirmed no or abstain” on the original SB 866

James Ramos 916-319-2040 and 909-476-5023: Voted no on amending SB 866 and has “publicly confirmed no or abstain” on the original SB 866

Carlos Villapudua 916-319-2013 and 209-948-7479. Voted no amending SB 866 and earlier “confirmed he will be voting no” on the original SB 866; he also issued public statement promising to vote no on the original SB 866

STEP #3: Please call up to 19 Assembly Republicans. Tell them, “I expect you to stand and speak to expose the amended SB 866. A minor is still a minor, and this bill still eliminates parental consent and informed consent. You need to fight for us by raising your microphone and speaking up for parental rights and protecting children!”

Megan Dahle 916-319-2001 and 530-223-6300 and 530-265-0701
James Gallagher 916-319-2003 and 530-895-4217
Frank Bigelow 916-319-2005 and 209-267-0500 and 559-673-0501
Kevin Kiley 916-319-2006 and 916-774-4430
Heath Flora 916-319-2012 and 209-599-2112
Jim Patterson 916-319-2023 and 559-446-2029
Devon Mathis 916-319-2026 and 559-636-3440
Thurston Smith 916-319-2033 and 760-244-5277
Vince Fong 916-319-2034 and 661-395-2995
Jordan Cunningham 916-319-2035 and 805-549-3381
Tom Lackey 916-319-2036 and 661-267-7636
Suzette Valladares 916-319-2038 and 661-286-1565
Phillip Chen 916-319-2055 and 714-529-5502
Kelly Seyarto 916-319-2067 and 951-894-1232
Steven Choi 916-319-2068 and 714-665-6868
Randy Voepel 916-319-2071 and 619-258-7737
Janet Nguyen 916-319-2072 and 714-843-4966
Laurie Davies 916-319-2073 and 949-240-7300
Marie Waldron 916-319-2075 and 760-480-7570

“Children do belong to the parents, not the state.”
Virginia Lieutenant Governor Winsome Sears on April 12, 2022

Post-election analysis: Is the only direction upward for California conservatives?

Wednesday, June 8, 2022, 2:18 pm | Randy Thomasson

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It’s the day after, and the dust is settling in California’s just-concluded “jungle primary” election.

And while the numbers will change each day until the primary election results are “certified” on July 15, I’m seeing evidence that Californians against government tyranny are more motivated than liberal voters. And I believe there’s the potential for some statewide offices to be captured by constitutional Republicans (or in the state schools chief contest, an in-reality reformer).

Are Californians voting more Republican?

Is California experiencing a conservative resurgence? With all the pain of the last two years, there’s evidence of Californians’ growing support for Republican candidates (especially Republicans who will fight for them) over Democrat candidates:

First, as I watched vote changes late into the night, in most statewide contests, the leading Republican’s lead kept increasing, while the leading Democrat’s numbers (usually the incumbent) kept decreasing.

Second, the initial election-night report of voter turnout showed reliably Republican counties with the highest voter turnout. If we consider recall-energized San Francisco the Democrats’ “high watermark” at 25% turnout, and exclude very-low-population Alpine County, the highest voter turnout was in the Republican strongholds of Mariposa County (42%), Amador County (41%), Sierra County (40%), Plumas County (37%), Modoc County (32%), Calaveras County (30%), El Dorado County (26%), and Del Norte County (26%).

Third, a Northern California congressional shows voters preferring a Republican fighter over his more-establishment Republican opponent. As I write this, Assemblyman Kevin Kiley has more than twice the votes of Sacramento Sheriff Scott Jones.

Because of the harmful manifestations of anti-people policies by the New Communist Democrats in California and Washington, D.C., I’m not surprised if votes for Republican candidates are indeed higher. And, ideally, imagine the surge in the upcoming general election if biblical pastors promoted voting as a clear, practical application of Jesus Christ’s command to “love your neighbor as yourself.” How transformative that would be!

5 statewide seats that could flip

California has eight state constitutional offices that are held by one person. Seven are partisan (Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Controller, Treasurer, Attorney General, and Insurance Commissioner) and one is non-partisan (Superintendent of Public Instruction).

And while there’s just over a month to count the remaining votes, I see five statewide seats that could be taken from the ruling Democrats:

1. Controller: This is an open seat (incumbent Democrat Betty Yee is termed-out), and the first-place lead of 37% for taxpayer advocate Lanhee Chen. Veteran fiscal watchdog and current U.S. Representative Tom McClintock observed, “The controller’s office is the ideal office from which to wage a crusade in which to eliminate government waste.”

2. Insurance Commissioner: The incumbent Democrat, radical homosexual activist Ricardo Lara, only garnered 37%, which makes him politically vulnerable. I mean, has anyone’s insurance premiums gone down lately? “Reagan Republican” Robert Howell has a chance take this seat if California has a “conservative wave” in the November election.

3. State Superintendent of Public Instruction: The incumbent Democrat, Tony Thurmond of Oakland, received only 45.7% of the vote. With government unions running government schools, which made even liberal parents angry when schools were closed last year, this might be a perfect storm for pro-parent reformer George Yang.

4. Attorney General: The appointed incumbent Democrat, Rob Bonta, along with Governor Gavin Newsom, is incurring statewide blame for the current crime wave. Receiving 54.5% of the vote, Bonta might be deposed by hard-hitting, tough-on-crime messaging by Republican challenger Nathan Hochman.

5. U.S. Senator: Appointed incumbent Democrat Alex Padilla received only 53-54% of the vote for “partial term” and “full term.” Will he be negatively associated with Biden & Co. in November? In contrast, Republican Mark Meuser is a constitutional fighter.

You will have mostly real choices in the November election

Thank you if you voted! I appreciate you visiting our Pro-Family Election Center to equip you. And thank you big-time if you helped others to vote!

As I write this, if the “top two” vote-getters don’t change, nearly all California statewide offices will be a contest in November between a liberal Democrat and Republican, ranging from mostly conservative to constitutionalist.

Below is a snapshot of this morning’s statewide primary election results and the websites of the current “top two” in each contest. Please note that Republicans with percentages in the “teens” expect their Republican rivals’ supporters to vote for them in November. So assume them as practically having, post-primary-election, somewhere between 25% and 40% of the voters’ support.

For example, in the just-concluded primary election for governor, voting for 13 Republican candidates were 35.5% of the voters. These candidates attracted 1,208,643 voters, which is .6315861256658043% of Newsom’s 1,193,663 votes (Newsom “won” 56.3% of the electorate). Do the math: Newsom’s 56.3% x 0.6315861256658043 = 35.55829887498478% or 35.5% of the electorate for Republican candidates in the governor’s race. You can therefore expect Brian Dahle to attract at least this percentage in the general election.

Governor
Democrat incumbent Gavin Newsom 56.3%
Republican Brian Dahle 16.8%

Lieutenant Governor:
Democrat incumbent Eleni Kounalakis 52.1%
Republican Angela Underwood Jacobs 19.9%

Secretary of State:
Appointed Democrat incumbent Shirley Weber 58.8%
Republican Rob Bernosky 19.5%

Controller (open seat):
Republican Lanhee Chen 37%
Democrat Malia Cohen 21.3%

Treasurer:
Democrat incumbent Fiona Ma 57.6%
Republican Jack Guerrero 21.3%

Attorney General:
Appointed Democrat incumbent Rob Bonta 54.5%
Republican Nathan Hochman 18.5%

Insurance Commissioner:
Democrat incumbent Ricardo Lara 37%
Republican Robert Howell 17.8%

Superintendent of Public Instruction (officially non-partisan):
(Democrat) Tony Thurmond 45.7%
(DemocratAinye Long 11.7% (or will pro-parent reformer George Yang qualify for the run-off? At 11.6%, he’s only 1,818 votes behind Long)

U.S. Senate Full Term:
Appointed Democrat incumbent Alex Padilla
53.5%Republican Mark Meuser 14.3%

U.S. Senate Partial Term:
Appointed Democrat incumbent Alex Padilla 54.3%
Republican Mark Meuser 21.1%

Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it.
1 Corinthians 9:24